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Analysis - What analysis and reporting tools are available in Citizen Space?

Rowena Farr -

This article details a basic overview of the analysis and reporting tools available in the online survey tool in Citizen Space.

The online survey consultation dashboard includes the ability to access quick headline stats at any stage of the consultation process. There is: 

  • A one-click PDF summary report, which can be accessed via the consultation dashboard at any stage of the consultation process. This can be used to track the progress of an open consultation, or to see an overview of a closed consultation’s outcomes. The PDF summary report includes top line response numbers for each question, as well as tables and charts showing the spread of any quantitative responses.
  • A one-click editable summary report, which can also be accessed via the consultation dashboard at any stage of the consultation process. The editable summary report is exported as a .docx, and includes top line figures for the consultation and each question, with tables showing the spread of any quantitative responses. 
  • Detailed analysis functions, these include the ability to access more detailed information on submitted responses at any stage of the consultation, to view in full those submitted responses and to clean, code and query the responses.

Analysis of responses 
During the consultation period and after it closes, analysts can go through the submitted responses, make notes and tag (code) qualitative answers to allow for quantitative reporting.   

Top-line numbers 
At all times, the consultation dashboard shows the number of complete responses, and the percentage of responses that have been analysed.

Querying and reporting 
You can query responses on a per-respondent basis (e.g. "show me all respondents who answered yes' to question 1") or on a per-question basis (e.g. "give me a breakdown of all responses to question 2"). Filtering and grouping tools allow for sophisticated reports to be built up. 

Exporting the raw data 
There are two .xlsx exports of responses: 'Download all responses' and 'Download all responses including analyst fields'. These spreadsheets include the full data submitted by respondents, plus metadata such as submitted date and time, last modified date, pages visited, response ID, and so on. In the export including analyst fields, this includes any tags (codes), analyst notes, and answers to analyst-only questions that you may have added during the data preparation phase in the 'Analyse responses' or 'Manually add a response' sections in Citizen Space.

These exports allow those would prefer to analyse their responses directly in Excel or in dedicated external statistical programmes such as SPSS, to be able to do so easily.

Publishing results and reports 
Results, findings and reports can be added to the consultation overview page, and will be published after the consultation is closed. You can type your findings directly into the 'Publish Results' section of the consultation dashboard, and/or attach them as files there for visitors to download.


Related articles can be found in the Managing and Interpreting Responses section of this knowledge base